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Accident: 14457782 - Employee'S Finger Amputated In Press

Accident: 14457782 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 06/11/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1484426007/18/19843444Inryco Inc
A drywall stud cut-off die became jammed with residue and had to be removed from the press for cleaning. Employees shut off power to some units but failed to shut off power to the entire system. The cut-off press appeared to be off but was actually on. Employee #1, a machine operator, was helping a coworker, a mechanic, remove the die. Employee #1 placed his left hand on top of the die striker plate and pushed the die forward. When the die's trigger switch press started, the raised striker plate came down, amputating Employee #1's left middle finger.
Keywords: amputated, repair, die cutting press, finger, jammed, lockout, press operator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14844260 Hospitalized injury Amputation Managers, medicine and health

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